Rollover Is Coming

For all you members waiting on the amount coming back to you from 2015, we are almost there. I FINALLY spoke to a live person at the vet’s office and, after some lively conversation, was promised that a bill was being sent our way immediately. With a little luck we could have the bill to us by Saturday and, after some account reconciliation, have the total early next week (if not before).

While we won’t break even this year, it is again going to be close!

Thanks, again, for participating and we look forward to seeing you all again in May!

2016 Club Sign Up Time!

If you’ve been a member in the past you already know this information but if you’ve been following along wondering when you would get a chance to join up – this is for you.

Members will pay $250 to join the Club. There are no additional fees and the only additional expense will be if we are fortunate enough to get into the Winners’ Circle, there will be small charge for a photo.

The Club ends at the end of 2016 or when we have sold off our horses. As an example, in 2013 we closed in November because our last horse was claimed then and it made no sense to claim a horse for only a few weeks. Last year, however, we raced straight until December 30th before we had our horse claimed away.

Members get admission to Canterbury Park for the season as well as, if available, a special location to watch the races, rotating paddock access and – again, if we’re lucky – access to the Winners’ Circle. We will conduct a few backstretch tours during the season as well so we can visit the barns and get a glimpse at life on the backside.

You get to follow YOUR horse(s) during the year!

Members can only get back as much money as they put in. This is a not for profit venture and is used as an educational experience to get people familiar with all the ins and outs of race horse ownership and “pull back the curtain”, if you will, and de-mystify the game.

We’re launching our “open enrollment” period, if you will. We’ll be looking to close out by February 28, 2016. Admittedly this is a bit later than previous years, but that is a function of racing so late in the year last year and having time to close out 2015. Clay Brinson will once again be our trainer. Clay is operating this winter season at Oaklawn Park so we have a little bit of a twist this season as in past years we tried to claim out of Hawthorne Race Course.

I will be posting again once we close out 2015 and will have the rollover form available at that time as well. Hopefully it will be sooner rather than later!

Sign up forms are at the bottom of this post. Please let us know if you have any questions either by leaving a comment here or contacting us directly at ted@grevelisracing.com or jmaday@canterburypark.com.

2016 Horse_ Ownership_Club_Membership_Agreement w email

 

More TENS Photos

Thanks to Four Footed Fotos for these photos of TENS WILD. All are available for purchase at their website: http://www.fourfootedfotos.com. I do have to let you all know that because the photos are copyrighted it is illegal for commercial printers (Walmart, CVS, Staples, etc) to print these for you.

TENS WILD_Under Rail-2 W-Caption

TENS WILD_Under Rail-1 W-Caption

TENS WILD_Head-On W-Caption

TENS WILD_Finish W-Caption

TENS WILD_Action W-Caption

TENS WILD_3 Way

We should be receiving Clay’s final bill anytime. However I had to call and leave a message with the vet to get us a bill so we can close out. We will talk this weekend about the 2016 Club and how can start to proceed so as not to let the process lag, though I know it is very beneficial to you all to know how much you are getting back and can roll over to the 2016 Club.

As soon as I can close this out, I will. This is the clear downside of racing right until the end of the year but we’ll wrap it up as soon as possible! Thankfully we did get to end on a winning note!